The International Movie Database lists 141 plot keywords for Little Miss Sunshine, including eating, eyeglasses, and fried chicken. What's missing? Proust. "French writer. Total loser," according to Frank Ginsberg (Steve Carell), the movie's number-one Proust scholar in the United States.
In real life, screenwriter Michael Arndt's twin brother is a Proust scholar. Co-director Jonathan Dayton: "He's in Ankara, so he's the number-one Proust scholar in Turkey."
I added Proust to the IMDb's word-hoard this morning. Will it stick? I'll know in a few weeks.
[Update, 3.16.08: Marcel Proust is now a keyword for Little Miss Sunshine.]
Walking on Sunshine (Interview with Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)
All Proust posts (via del.icio.us)